Album Review

Bohren & Der Club of Gore – “Midnight Radio” – [Epistrophy Records]

Thurston Hunger   4/2/2006   A Library, CD

Imagine a very attractive stalker. This is his/her
soundtrack. Slow motions in the shadows, barbituate
guitar slipped you a mickey and now you’re conscious
but not really awake. Your pulse slows to a faint
snare slap twitch every 5 seconds. You cannot tell
where one track starts and the next begins, nor where
one disc ends. Monsters are scarier the less you see
of them, thus this music is more frightening with
fewer and fewer notes played. This nightmarish (and
all instrumental) beauty was originally released by
this German project back in 1995…they’ve since
added a sax player; one hopes he can breathe deep
enough to play notes slow enough. Track 5 (the closer
on disc 1) is about as perky as things get, the
Fender Rhodes piano at that point remembers playing
at a rec hall in a previous life. Music to not move
to… Reverb’s dark side. -Thurston Hunger

you heard it 47 times on kfjc! most recently:
roens says

What a delightful discovery, on Jazz Collective this AM! And, more of their music is on Soundcloud???



roens says

(dang, poor unicode handling.. that ellipsis became question marks!)


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